Katusha Allure bib shorts review

We test the women's specific Katusha Allure bib shorts, but do we fall for their charm?

Katusha Allure bib shorts
(Image credit: Hannah Bussey)
Cycling Weekly Verdict

Having really liked other offerings from the brand, I expected great things from the Katusha Allure Women's bib shorts. While they're a reliable pair of shorts, they were found wanting in one or two areas, making it really difficult to justify the well above average price tag. 

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A relatively new name in the world of cycling apparel, Katusha Sports are probably still not on many rider's radars, but on the basis of the corresponding Katusha Allure Jersey and the Katusha Icon Jersey reviews, I was expecting great things from the Allure bib shorts.

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Hannah Bussey

Hannah is Cycling Weekly’s longest-serving tech writer, having started with the magazine back in 2011. She has covered all things technical for both print and digital over multiple seasons representing CW at spring Classics, and Grand Tours and all races in between.

Hannah was a successful road and track racer herself, competing in UCI races all over Europe as well as in China, Pakistan and New Zealand.

For fun, she's ridden LEJOG unaided, a lap of Majorca in a day, won a 24-hour mountain bike race and tackled famous mountain passes in the French Alps, Pyrenees, Dolomites and Himalayas. 

She lives just outside the Peak District National Park near Manchester UK with her partner, daughter and a small but beautifully formed bike collection.